Sesame, Extra Virgin
Pure, Extra Virgin Sesame Oil
Botanical name : Sesamum indicum
Extraction method / Source : Cold pressed – first run / seeds
Shelf Life : 18 months or more, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light. Refrigeration will increase the shelf life of all fixed oils.
Plant description : Botanical family : Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is an annual flowering plant native to India, and has been naturalized to many tropical regions. The plants are highly drought resistant and grow to over 3 feet in height, producing dark green leaves and yellow flowers. The flowers develop into large pods which contain a large number of small off-white seeds.
Regions of Production : USA
Growing Practices : Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Characteristics : Thick consistency, amber color and a strong nutty aroma and flavor
Properties : Antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-rheumatic, anti-tumoral, cell regenerative, cicazitrant, emollient, hypotensive, laxative, mild sunscreen Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses : Sesame is primarily used in food production. It is moisturizing and soothing to skin, is great for massage and is helpful in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and helps to even skin tone, so is an excellent choice for daily mature skin care. As a hot oil treatment for hair and scalp it is moisturizing, providing nutrients to hair follicles, and helps relieve dandruff and psoriasis. Sesame oil is a choice oil for the Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling.
Safety : Avoid if you have an allergy to sesame seeds.
History / Fun Facts : Sesame was one of the first plants to be domesticated, over 3000 years ago. The seeds have one of the highest oil contents of any seeds. It has many wild plant relatives in both India and Africa.
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